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Month: December 2017

Ringing In The New Year

While most of us celebrate the new year, some still have to work. And sometimes working on New Year's Eve can really be a killer.

HAPPY! Review

Meet NICK SAX - a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas—by a tiny blue horse called Happy.

Short Story Classics: The Little Match Girl, By Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Match Girl, also titled, The Little Matchstick Girl is one of our Favorite Fairy Tales. Published by Hans Christian Andersen in 1845, it exemplifies his broad literary talent and ability. I personally like to read this story at least twice a year, once in Autumn as the holiday season comes into focus, and then again around the Christmas holiday. It's a gentle reminder of the value of compassion and charity. The Little Match Girl Study Guide is a resource for teachers and students.

Poetry Classics: Mending Wall, By Robert Frost

Robert Frost once told John F. Kennedy that “Poetry and power is the formula for another Augustan Age.” If that is the case, then Frost brought both to bear in this poem about two neighbors rebuilding a fence between their property during a cold winter in New England. A story told in blank verse, Frost critiques the phrase that he attributes to the other man in the story, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Dedicated to neighborliness and good will towards others, Frost’s work is a helpful tonic against 21st century individualism and selfishness. - Via The Art of Manliness

Artificial Escape

With technology evolving almost faster than we can comprehend, we seem to be teetering on the edge of our own demise.

The Arrow’s Waltz

"Triumphantly I dance, In the shadows of the swallows, While those (then deemed victorious), Were destined to be followers."